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KHÔRA To Release Debut LP Timaeus

KHÔRA To Release Debut LP Timaeus

KHÔRA began as a one-man project by mainman Oleg in 2012-2013, KHÔRA strives to manifest the limits of Extreme Metal and produce both ethereal and ferocious songs.
After the first demo in 2016, Kranos joined on vocals and Lars joined on bass, both helping shape the core line-up.
Featuring an amazing artwork by Sergey Shenderovsky and guest contributions by Vicotnik (DØDHEIMSGARD), Henri Sorvali (FINNTROLL), A. Simonen (AND OCEANS) and many others, “Timaeus” is a carefully-crafted album which consists of black metal to death metal to symphonic and progressive elements.
It was recorded between 2017 and 2019 and follows the theme of the creation of the universe by three omnipotent entities, loosely based on Plato’s dialogue of the same name

As of now they have released three tracks from their forthcoming album due to on April17th which we shall include here.
We also spoke to Oleg about this project and it’s formation.

De Vetus Ad Novum



BM: Can you please tell us about your musical background.

Oleg: I started drumming in 2001, mainly influenced by black metal bands, Emperor, Satyricon and Mayhem were my main influences throughout the first few years of learning the drums, since around 2012 I started to mess around with the guitar, never really learnt it or practiced it in a serious manner, but I knew I had to start someday as I’ve always wanted to actually have my own music rather than play someone else’s bad ideas, haha

BM: You formed Khôra as one man. Was the end product your exact vision or was it an idea that grew over time.

Oleg: A bit of both certainly, took me awhile to make time for it, and to find the right people eventually, the current line-up is made up of some highly talented musicians from Greece, Norway and USA

BM: How challenging was it making this all become a reality?

Oleg: The most challenging thing was to find the right people, everything else was quite easy, if you have a vision and you know half of your shit, you’ll be successful as long as you stick to your goal

BM: Have you any plans to play this album live?

Oleg: Yes that would be good, I’m slowly organizing an Irish live version of Khôra, as mentioned, it’s tough finding the right people, especially in such a small country, so I’m not rushing

BM: The album sounds amazing while figures are of course private, was this album as expensive to create as I imagine or did some of guests do it for the love of the project?

Oleg: Thanks a lot for the kind words! The only real expense was the drum recording as I had to pay a studio to record it, everything else was recorded in our own private studios, including the mixing and mastering which was done by our brilliant vocalist Kranos from Athens.

BM: You’re now signed. Which is an achievement in itself as this is your first album. Was it tough to find a label?

Oleg: It took a couple of months for labels to come back to us with some figures, possibly because I started sending out the stuff in July, and most labels were busy with summer festivals etc… but afterwards it was fairly simple and we’re happy with Soulseller Records, it’s an honor to be on the same label as Gorgoroth and Ancient

BM: What are your hopes for this album?

Oleg: For now just having some more recognition worldwide would be the goal, I’m curious to listen to what people think of it, as I’ve never released any music on that level before

BM: What advice would you give to others that have a vision as you had and bring it to life.

Oleg: If you have the big picture in mind, start planning the small steps towards it, this way if you make a mistake, you can go back and fix it more easily, and mainly – don’t rush, a few months won’t make a difference, once it’s recorded it’s done, so bide your time.

BM: If you could play this album with any line up. Who would it be? Go as mad as you want here…

Oleg: Drumming the songs with Emperor would be good, Trym could play the cowbell

BM: Is there anything you would like to add?

Oleg Thank you for the interest and the questions!

Pre-order via Soulseller Records
World: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/timaeus
Americas: https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KHORA.Official
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6GySP9…
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/13191…

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Death can Wait Sign To Burning Metal Records Debut EP ‘Self Portrait’ Out April 25th

Death Can Wait are the first band to sign to Burning Metal Records. They are set to release their debut EP ‘Self Portrait’ on April 25th.

Death Can Wait are a four piece band from South-East Ireland.
They describe themselves as:
“music is a reflection of ourselves.
Contrast – tension – honesty.
A non-specific blend of sounds”.

This is their debut single ‘Left’.

We spoke to them about their formation and future plans.

BM: Can you tell us about the bands formation and how Death can Wait came to be?

DCW: The idea for the band actually begun when David (guitarist) ran into a past member of the band, Dani, on a night out in our local town. Within days, Patryk (drums) was in on the project as he has been closely working on music with David for a couple years prior. Shane (bass) joined the band through a recommendation from another local musician on one of our posts.
Last to join was Brian (vocals), who the band met on a Facebook group for local musicians. The age difference between members of the band is something that stands out only when it is pointed out as it is something that isn’t felt by any member of the band when working together.
Death Can Wait was up and running sometime early November of 2018.

BM: What was your influence and driving force to get involved in music?

Brian: Nine Inch Nails and Nirvana. The destructive element of music in itself.

David: Slipknot is what got me into music really, before that I had only listened casually. When I was around 14 or 15 I saw their Live at Dynamo performance on YouTube and I was just in awe.

Patryk: More than anything I would say it has always been my family. My father was a drummer in a fairly successful reggae band back in Poland and for the first couple years of my life I was brought up watching him play. I can actually remember quite a bit of it even though I was very young, it was always talked about too. The boredom of living in small-town Ireland would probably be a factor also.

Shane: Guitar Hero is what made me pick up a guitar and later I moved to bass. What has kept me interested along the way is the people I’ve met who have shared music with me in some way.

BM: What are your hopes in regards to music?

Brian: To blow my mind with every single song we write. To evolve and improve constantly.

David: I just want to do what I do and constantly try to evolve my sound. I refuse to repeat what has been done before, there needs to be evolution in metal.

Patryk: I just want to prove a point really. I love playing music and I have found myself in this band. I just want to keep on working on it and try to improve with every single gig or release.

Shane: My personal goal in music is to explore myself through it. My goal for this band is that we keep working hard and having fun.

BM: Is their a chief writer in the band?

DCW: There is no such thing as a chief writer in our band. Every song we have ever written has always been a fully co-operative project between all the members of the band. Everyone has their say and their ideas which are respected equally.

BM: Good to hear! If all have their say no possible resentment can grow within the band…
Is their anything you would like to ad?

DCW: We would just like to say thanks to everyone we’ve met along the way of recording this EP as well as all the amazing people we’ve met playing gigs this past year. We have spent a lot of time working on Self Portrait and we are really proud of it. Hopefully, you will enjoy it! Thank you for your time.

Second single Wreck Age.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deathcanwaitband/
Bandcamp: https://deathcanwait.bandcamp.com/music
IG: https://www.instagram.com/deathcanwaitband/?igshid=1qwj52u4lpr4f
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Kkpo0GZ2AXh54XavWoBqO?si=eqY9sz1pSnuoaGtQABnm5Q

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Drakonis Release LP Blessed By Embers

Drakonis Release LP Blessed By Embers

Drakonis of Northern Ireland, focus heavily on the “live spectacle”, blending a mixture of contemporary black and death metal, to create something without the limitations of one genre. Not wanting to work to a strict template, the band dips in and out of many styles to create music which is both atmospherically uplifting, yet devastatingly brutal.

Initially formed under the working title, “Order of Shadow” (at the time including Gareth Murdock of Alestorm), Drakonis has been an ongoing project for many years, featuring Saul McMichael and Lee McCartney of pagan metal veterans, Waylander. The band remained a studio project until 2015, when a line up was assembled to take things to the live arena. Over the past 5 years the band has brought not just extreme metal to the live circuit, but a highly visual experience. Armed with corpse paint, blood, skulls, spikes, chainmail and live orchestral samples, the band’s entire energy revolves around the live stage show, and will only grow in scale as the band evolves. 

Their debut album is now upon us and it has being worth the wait! All the promise shown in their previous EP’s has resulted in their coming of age.
The addition of keyboards and clean vocals have added another dimension to their sound.
This is the album we all had hoped for!

Welcome to The Wretched

All music written by Drakonis
Recorded/Produced/Mixed/Mastered by Saul McMichael
Press Photos by Kerri Clarke – Exposing Shadows Photography
Illustration & Design by Adam Robert Martin – www.deathtodefault.design

Social links:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/drakonisofficial
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/drakonisni

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Honest Crooks Release New Single ‘No Rest’ Announce Signing To EVP Recordings

Hellsworth’s Heaviest’ are today taking it to the world! Honest Crooks, the four-piece crew out of Tamworth NSW/Canberra ACT, are announcing that they have signed to EVP Recordings under Lochlan Watt – and they have a new single ‘No Rest’ to offer. The brutally heavy new single will be unleashed this Friday 13th March, and tickets are now on sale for their ‘No Rest for the Pitters’ tour dates in April, celebrating the release of the single. It’s available at: https://evp-recordings.lnk.to/honestcrooksnorest

Having just demolished stages and getting up close and real personal with fans at both Unify Gathering and Invasion Fest 2020 and selling out their last three headline shows, ‘Hellsworth’s Heaviest’ are keeping the momentum rolling on 2020 with this signing, new material and tour (marking their 10th lap around Australia!).

The new single ‘No Rest’ was Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Elliott Gallart @ Chameleon Sound and the stark video was shot and edited by Colin Jeffs @ Ten Of Swords Media Collective. Brodie Graham, vocalist for Honest Crooks, says that “No Rest is a song for the people that think we don’t deserve to be given the opportunities we receive. We have sacrificed careers, relationships and our own mental and physical health to be where we are today. To discredit that is a personal attack. No Rest is a story about hard work, perseverance and reigning on top but also a story of how jealousy and disrespect will only hold you back.

With their worldwide signing to EVP Recordings, Honest Crooks join a roster that provides an Australian home to such acts as DisentombPsycropticBehemoth and more.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/honestcrookshc/

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TOOMS Set To Relase New Single ‘Stampede’ This Friday The 13th

Hailing from Limerick City, TOOMS were born out of several years of jamming together in Limerick School of Art and Design. Gelling together musically and drawing from a myriad influences, the world’s first Slippery Metal band plays a filthy, amorphous blend of sludge metal and hardcore punk.

Shortly after the release of the 2018 “uhm” EP, TOOMS signed to Cursed Monk records and began playing a slew of shows around the country before embarking on the writing and recording of their upcoming full length debut album. 

U T A 

The first release from their forthcoming album is coming on Friday the 13th, titled ‘Spampede’.

In short, it’s over six minutes of brilliance. This band really have their own sound in many regards and on paper their mix of Sludge, Crust/Punk and a touch of grindcore shouldn’t work.
It does though and it works to devastatingly good effect here!

There’s a breakdown in this song and if it doesn’t get your head going? You probably don’t like metal. It’s contagious and natural in its occurrence…

All in all, if this track is anything to go by we have one of the best Irish albums of the year incoming!




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Deathbeds Release New Single ‘Enough Isn’t Enough’ From LP Sinner Out March 13th

Canberra’s Deathbeds have released the next cut from their forthcoming concept album ‘Sinner’ – a new single that continues the themes surrounding the Seven Deadly Sins. The new track, called “Enough Isn’t Enough” represents the ‘Gluttony’ sin. The new single was released on Friday February 28th and available on all streaming outlets/digital platforms at http://ffm.to/deathbeds_EIE.

The upcoming album is a concept record, taking its theme from the Seven Deadly Sins. The overarching storyline follows a priest abusing the sins in order of Pride, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust, Wrath and Envy, with the final track representing the Priest’s journey ending in Heresy.

“Enough Isn’t Enough” narrates the next phase in the story with gluttony, and tells the tale of the priests all-consuming power over the people. Where the first single “What’s Yours Is Mine and What’s Mine Is Mine” depicted greed and the antagonists need to take from the people, this second single builds on that concept as if he’s now figuratively consuming his subjects. Sonically the track is the heaviest on the album as it flaunts a heavy hitting driving force throughout, broken in parts by dynamic contrasts from walls of sound to complete silence to Kit Samin’s haunting vocals accompanied by a complementary piano melody.

The new album will be released Friday 13 March and can be pre-ordered at http://deathbeds.lnk.to/sinner, distributed through Collision Course Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Scottie Simpson (PolarisAlpha WolfGravemind) and tracked at Colossal Tracks Studios (She Cries WolfDays Like These).

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